Halloween Party at the Casket Factory
On Saturday October 26, 2013, the Jacksonville Historical Society will stage what will surely be the greatest Halloween party in Jacksonville’s history. It will take place at the Casket Factory, a mysterious old brick building on the edge of downtown. It is 15,000 square feet, partially covered with vines, and thought by many to be haunted.
This event is a fund-raiser to support the restoration and maintenance of Old St. Luke’s Hospital, a National Register landmark constructed in 1878 and owned by the Jacksonville Historical Society. Old St. Luke’s and the Casket Factory are located at 318 Palmetto Street, adjacent to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
The party will include live bands, outstanding food, libations, dancing, a costume contest, performers, and a frightful Labyrinth of Terror. At midnight, the winner of the Totally Amazing Costume Contest will be announced, with prizes valued at $1,000.
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW. Tickets will likely sell out in advance, but if not, tickets will cost $60 at the door.
Date & Time: Saturday October 26, 2013 – 8pm to 1am
Everyone must have a costume to enter
The old Casket Factory: located at 314 Palmetto Street, adjacent to Old St. Luke’s Hospital and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
The party will include three areas:
- Casket Factory 3rd floor – live band, dancing, costume contest, social gathering, bar
- Casket Factory 2nd floor – The Labyrinth of Terror, food tables, lounges
- Lawn – large circus tent, with bar and performers
Attendance: Open to the public; limited to 500 people; must be 21 or older, with proper ID
Price: $48.50 per person [price includes two drink tickets]
Entertainment: Bands and a variety of performers, t.b.a.
Beer & Wine: Adult libations
Food: Gourmet bites from 11 fine local restaurants
Parking: On the casket factory grounds and at the city parking lot across the street
The Totally Amazing Costume Contest: the winner will be announced at midnight, with prizes valued at $1,000.
When & Where
Jacksonville Historical Society
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1929. $25 of the price of each ticket may be considered a tax-deductible contribution.